25th June 2013
Archive for the 'Announcement' Category
22nd June 2013
Here's a video I made discussing all the semi-hidden things you can do on B-R player pages:
21st June 2013
Sponsoring a page is fun, fast, and easy way to support what we're doing here at Baseball-Reference. With a sponsorship, you can:
- Show your support for your favorite player or team.
- Drum up traffic for your own site & draw in fans with a common interest.
- Get some well-deserved recognition for your support of B-R.
- Make your voice heard by the tens of thousands of people who visit Baseball-Reference every day.
Here's all you have to do to get involved:
- Create a membership account.
- Find the page(s) you'd like to support, and click "sponsor" (available pages).
- If the page you want is already sponsored, click "Alert Me!" to be informed when the current sponsorship expires.
- Follow the instructions to create your message and make your payment.
- Your message and links will be visible on the page after we approve them (usually in less than 24 hours).
21st June 2013
The below article lamenting the loss of the fake to third, throw to first pitcher gambit caught my eye back in Feb, so I made a note to check back in June on whether it mattered. It looks like it has. Below are the SB_attempts per 1000 (this is SB+CS) when runners are on first and third. The numbers have actually gone up a bit this year and then SB_success rate which I computed as (SB + Def Indiff + Adv on Pickoff error)/(SB+CS+DefIndiff+Pickoffs + pickoff errors). Essentially advances over attempts to advance to put out the runner.
| year_game | outs | count(*) | SB_att_per_1000 | SB_success_perc | +-----------+------+----------+-----------------+-----------------+ | 2010 | 0 | 1004 | 30.8765 | 82 | | 2011 | 0 | 941 | 41.4453 | 88 | | 2012 | 0 | 950 | 43.1579 | 85 | | 2013 | 0 | 429 | 51.2821 | 91 | | 2010 | 1 | 2158 | 42.6321 | 77 | | 2011 | 1 | 2241 | 52.6551 | 78 | | 2012 | 1 | 2126 | 41.8627 | 73 | | 2013 | 1 | 875 | 37.7143 | 76 | | 2010 | 2 | 2991 | 65.8643 | 89 | | 2011 | 2 | 2910 | 80.4124 | 87 | | 2012 | 2 | 2950 | 83.0508 | 86 | | 2013 | 2 | 1276 | 86.9906 | 93 |
17th June 2013
|Mickey Mantle||played with||Bobby Murcer||for the 1965 New York Yankees|
|Bobby Murcer||played with||Otis Nixon||for the 1983 New York Yankees|
|Otis Nixon||played with||Torii Hunter||for the 1998 Minnesota Twins|
|Torii Hunter||played with||Mike Trout||for the 2011 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
17th June 2013
- What is the record for most points scored in the fourth quarter?
- How many teams have been held scoreless in an overtime period?
- What is the record for largest deficit overcome after three quarters?
- How many teams have blown a halftime lead of 25 or more points?
- What is the record for most points scored in a regulation game?
If you have any questions or comments about the Team Score Finder, please leave them here or use our feedback system. Thanks and enjoy!
14th June 2013
Today, we added a new feature to our popular Approximate Value metric on the site -- AV totals for kickers and punters. (Don't worry, we've warned Doug Drinen, and he hasn't suffered any adverse health side-effects that we know of.)
The methodology is described in tortuous detail on the AV formula page, but we basically looked at salary data to calibrate kicker and punter AV against our existing AV data, and used some simple metrics (kicking points added above average using distance data; punting gross yards per attempt w/ an adjustment for blocks) to measure kicking/punting performance. The best career AVs in each category are as follows:
|Morten Andersen||97||Shane Lechler||51|
|Gary Anderson||91||Sean Landeta||50|
|Jason Hanson||83||Jerrel Wilson||48|
|Nick Lowery||82||Rohn Stark||45|
|Lou Groza||81||Ray Guy||44|
|Jan Stenerud||79||Jeff Feagles||42|
|George Blanda||78||Reggie Roby||41|
|John Kasay||72||Lee Johnson||38|
|Matt Stover||70||Bobby Walden||38|
|Jim Bakken||69||Rich Camarillo||37|
|John Carney||66||Chris Gardocki||37|
|Norm Johnson||65||Dave Jennings||37|
|Eddie Murray||64||Bobby Joe Green||37|
|Fred Cox||62||Craig Hentrich||36|
|Jason Elam||60||John James||33|
|Jim Turner||59||Bryan Barker||33|
|Mark Moseley||57||Todd Sauerbrun||32|
|Al Del Greco||55||Brian Hansen||32|
|Ryan Longwell||54||Matt Turk||31|
|Garo Yepremian||54||Mark Royals||31|
We're still working out some AV kinks (particularly in terms of All-Pro bonuses) with certain players who played both kicker/punter and another position -- think Lou Groza -- but for the most part we're happy with the results, and we thought it was time special-teamers got their AV due.
14th June 2013
Some folks want to see all of the Phillies or Braves born on this date, so I've added a column of franchises played for that you can easily search (you do know ctrl-F right?).
10th June 2013
It's the Finals, so that means it's time for a reminder to check out the Basketball-Reference Play Index. In case you don't already know about the PI, it's a set of research tools that allow you to create customizable queries on our database, save the results, and share them with others. With the PI, you can:
- Use the Player Season Finder to search through all NBA, ABA, & BAA players' regular season and playoff statistics for performances that match your criteria.
- Use the Player Game Finder to search through NBA players' regular season and playoff game logs (since 1985-86) for games matching your criteria.
- Use the Head-to-Head Finder to search for games in which two selected players played against each other.
- Search for player and team consecutive-game streaks that match your criteria using the Streak Finders.
- Search for team performances that meet your criteria with the Team Season Finder and Team Game Finder.
- Use the Draft Finder to search through every NBA/BAA draft for picks that match your criteria.
- Use the Player Comparison Finder to compare the stats of up to four players through (or in) a given season.
Also, take a look at the Play Index Plus for even more data-searching goodness. The PI+ lets you sift through the play-by-play data of every game since 2001, making it possible to look for specific events, lineup data, and shooting stats (including clutch shots and shot breakdowns by distance).
Best of all, these features are 100% free to use! So go ahead, give them a try, and you'll wonder how you ever got along without them.
6th June 2013
The Major league Baseball draft is tonight, so here are some tools you can use to prepare for the event:
- B-R Draft Section - Search every year, every pick, in draft history
- 2013 Draft Preview - Draft order for first 3 rounds + historical info for pick #s
- Draft-related B-R Blog posts
Check them out as you get ready for the 2013 Draft!